Archive for February 25th, 2009|Daily archive page

1979 Honda CM400A Cafe Racer (No, really…)

Say you don’t like shifting. And you still want to ride a motorcycle.

Say that your only pair of pants are made out of pleather. And that pleather has been treated with teflon.

And you really like cafe racers, you teflon-coated, pleather-wearing, automatic-loving motorcyclist.

Here’s your bike. It’s a 1979 Hondamatic (CM400A if you want to be exact). Not only that, but somebody has actually taken the time to convert this fine piece of motorcycling history into a cafe racer, complete with fiberglass seat and drag bars. The added bonus is the duct-tape seat pad, guaranteed to keep you adhered to the motorcycle if cornering at insane lean angles or wheeling past your favorite bar at which you like wearing your teflon-coated pleather pants. More power to you! Or less in the case of this motorcycle…

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Rear view okay, except for the rust stains on the exhaust tips...

Rear view okay, except for the rust stains on the exhaust tips...


Five to ten foot view? Ouch! That seat's gonna rip up your pleather pants!

Five to ten foot view? Ouch! That seat's gonna rip up your pleather pants!


1967 BSA B44 Shooting Star Cafe Racer

Here’s a nice BSA currently up on eBay with about 2 days left. Unrestored and very cool looking, this bike is currently at around $1K. It has the original black with yellow license plate so you can pretend you really are back in the ’60s bombing down the PCH north of Los Angeles. I wonder if this bike will reach the ton…

BTW, the seller of the bike has it listed as a B441, not a B44. Does anyone know the difference? Everything I’ve found only refers to a B44.


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